Wednesday, March 31, 2010

R2D2 Star Wars Blanket

I must be crazy. I've decided to make an R2D2 blanket for one of my nephews. Shhh, it's a suprise!

I'm going off a knitting graph I found at But instead of using it as a knitting graph, I'm making a 2 round granny square for each "square" of the graph. That's a whopping total of 608 granny squares - yikes! (Special thanks to Shilo from Ravelry from whom I stole borrowed the concept).

I received the wool in the post five days ago, and I've been deligently working on making squares, weaving in ends and assembling some of the squares. To date I've made 129 squares, of which I've put 103 together. Not that I'm counting or anything. ;-)

Here's a looksy at how R2 is coming together.

It's so nice to actually be able to see him taking shape and coming together! It's a great motivator to keep me going.

I'm making this blanket out of Bendigo Woollen Mills 10 ply Luxury and a 5.0 mm hook. This is my first time working with the Luxury and it is divine. It is very soft and squishy and I really love it. I'm using shade 332 Lake for the blue, 342 Ghost for the white/light silver, 353 Koala for the gray/dark silver, and 304 black for the background. I used a bit of some 12 ply Wangaratta Mills red that I received in a karma swap for the lone red square.